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$382,000. these changes are a result primarily of reductions in salary and fringe benefit costs from the public employee wage concession agreement, and that goes for both years. also significant as the reduction in countywide cost allocation. the cost of the work orders increased overall in fiscal year 2010-2011 $640,000, due to increases as police department services here the planning department for ceqa review, and the workers' compensation budget because of higher than anticipated cost the entire year. these increases were offset by reductions in work orders. the annual budget, which were allocated on projects, was a very small net change of $6,000. as you will see on page 5 of the staff report, funding for
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architectural and engineering consulting services and the computerized maintenance management project was reduced and the storm water control projects and hearing had project were increase. the fiscal year 2010-fiscal year 2012 operating budget decreased. this is a result of the changes i described, excluding the work orders. for the capital budget, appropriations decreased $58.1 million, and this is a result of the decision for the port to secure the park bonds project funding to a supplemental appropriation this year. instead, it is part of the budget process. this will allow the board of supervisors to more carefully review the recreation and parks department, and reports portion of thed.o. bond funds. the capital budget was not changed. the board of supervisors did reduce the 2010-2011 operating budget by 460,000, and the 11-12 operating budget by $610,000.
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ports that -- the port was successful in having these reallocations allocated back to the port to enhance our work force development efforts as well as to expand our environmental stewardship efforts. finally, it would preserve a 15% operating reserve, as is required by this commission's policy, and that includes a summary of all materials. i would be happy to answer any questions you might have. >> what is the significance of having adopted this budget? >> we will go through line items
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just as in past years and reviewing the budget. the purpose is to set expectations for the second year, to have better forecasting into the second year, and to eventually -- still always have that line-item review, but to get the second year more certain. >> it is not as if it were formally adopted for the year? >> it is adopted. it is in the appropriation ordinance, but subject to change during overview. >> this is information only, correct? is there any public comment on this item? ok, thank you. >> item 10a, informational presentation on the blue green waste planning guidelines, to expand the public open space network, allowing the city's central and southern waterfront china basin channel to san
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francisco county line. >> commissioners, i'm here to provide you an update on the progress for the planning at the blue green light. i last presented to the commission on this item on january 2009, september 2009, and february of this year. i also wanted to provide an update on the community meeting that we had on may 26 and recognize that this is truly an interagency effort with a lot of other city agencies and partners participating. the blue-green way, again, is generally far mission creep on the north to the county line on the south. the blue greenway project is an effort by the city to complete the bay trail and a water trail. they trail is the nine-county 600 mile circular trail around the bay, and the water trail is similar to provide access to and
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on to the water on the day, so when we refer to the blue green way, we are referring to the city's effort to completed and the bay water trail -- i'm sorry, the day trail and the bay water trail. as you are aware, the funding for the planning and many of the projects originated from the passage of propositiona in 2008. the court received $33.5 million, $22.5 million which were identified for the blue green way. this lists the projects that we have identified initially that we could potentially improve including the planning process that is now under way in a variety of projects, but we also need to recognize that of all the projects we have identified, we will not be able to complete the mall, so part of the funding is prioritizing the projects we can get to.
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on may 26, we had our first community workshop where we presented the culmination out what we call the existing conditions document along the blue green way. each of the commissioners receive a document of this. it is available on the website of the port, and i need to thank commissioner brand and for attending the meeting and helping to steward the project along. it was a long meeting but well attended. we covered the planning process, the planning context, the existing conditions and opportunities and constraints, the best practices, and the next steps in the planning process. i'm going to try to briefly summarize each of these in this presentation, and i'm moving too quickly, slow me down. i also want to recognize some of the other partner agencies that attended the meeting and have been participating, including the mayor's office of greening, department of public works, who is assisting in providing very much support for the project, the planning department, recreation park to parkm and,ta,
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bike -- recreation and parks department, mta, the association of bay area government, the conservancy, the california state parks, and the bay conservation development commission, all of which attended the first workshop as well as approximately 70 stakeholders in the process. again, the purpose of the blue- green way planning and design guidelines and community planning process to coordinate with the other agencies, as i just referred to them, coordinate the stakeholders, including the use of our existing advisory committees, catalog the existing conditions, review the best practices from other waterfronts around the world, develop process for open spaces, develop standards for with finding, develop cost estimates and prioritization, and hopefully identify all the
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sources of funding to help us complete the projects, and what we have on the bottom is we just finished the second phase and concluded the third phase. we concluded the second phase with the third workshop in may. as part of covering the existing conditions, as a document, we wanted to review existing plans and policies that are in place. there are three categories along the blue green light. there are existing plans and policies that affect the entire system. there are existing plans and policies that were developed through neighborhood plans, and then, there are existing community plans that were developed throughout the length of the system, so we reviewed all of those documents, summarized all those elements that are pertinent to the blue- green way, and included that summary within the document we prepared. as well as looking at the existing conditions, we wanted to look at what the resources
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of open spaces are that are out there today, not only along the blue green light, but within half a mile so that we could identify what types of deficiencies might exist and how new carts might be able to fill those efficiency gaps. to help organize the blue green way, approximately 13 miles long, we tried to divide it into three sub-areas. the no. sub area, which is from mission creek is lace creek, and includes mission bay and the central waterfront and illinois street. the central sub area, which includes open spaces, harris had park, india basin, cargo way, and jennings and hudson street, and what we call the southern portions of blue-green light, which is basically the hunters point shipyard and candlestick park areas.
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in addition to looking at the existing open spaces, we wanted to look back -- well, so, as part of looking at the existing conditions, we identified approximately 32 different sites, and for each of those sites -- and this is just an example of one of them -- we provided for those and plans, site features, site descriptions, brief descriptions of what occurs at the open spaces, the program of uses that are accommodate it, how to connect with in the larger system, unique features that may be part of the park, whether it is our interpretation or other landscape features that are unique to it. an analysis of the site furnishing, any potential vision for the site that was done through previous planning efforts, and where there are opportunities or constraints to improving the park. this is one example, and i know that the audience like we
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cannot read this, but again, it is available online, and it shows the detail we went to on each of these parks, both on property and off. in addition, we wanted to look at how the blue green way system connects as part of the larger system, and in the northern waterfront, we have the embarcadero, not that connects all the open spaces, and southern is very much different. it is an industrial setting, so some of the things we're looking at is how we can improve the road ways to connect what we are calling linking streets that connect the parts together, and on how we can better connect the neighborhoods to the parks. so that is what this map illustrates, the alignment of the blue green way, some of the linking streets and connecting streets and how it relates to the city hosted by civil system plan. again, this is just an illustration of how we looked at each of the linking streets and
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connector streets. we looked at the existing conditions and what are some of the opportunities for improving it in the future. an example of the connector streets are now reposes streets, 20th street, 22nd street, and the central waterfront connecting neighborhood down to the waterfront, so we can engage more people to utilize the open spaces. again, another section of the existing conditions document was to review best practices from around the country and the world. we first started with our own waterfront land use plan and design and access element. we also looked at the embarcadero, not standards, which eventually -- hopefully the system will read as a single unit so you can travel from fisherman's wharf all the way over to herons head park and be on a single identifiable system. updating existing guidelines. we look at the city of oakland's waterfront trail. hudson river park in new york,
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and the blue waste plant in the city of vancouver, canada, and the one that most resembles our waterfront is the port of oakland's waterfront plan, which is a good example of some of the work that we can apply to the southern waterfront. as a part of best practices, we looked at sign it, how we can improve sign it to provide continuity on the system, site furnishings -- how we design and establish criteria for furnishings that are durable, made tenable, comfortable, and usable. and again, the idea of connections. how do we connect open spaces together down to the waterfront? a good example of this is in vancouver where they have lives that come down to the waterfront so that it is not a linear system that if you drop from at&t park to herons head park, you just have to jog back, but you might be able to look into the neighborhood and provide down to the water and back up into the neighborhood, so it is something we're looking at as part of the connector street
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along the blue green way. since the community workshop and at the community workshop, we received a number of commons. most of them work around these six areas regarding have attacked. there were comments that we need to identify appropriate places to allow for future habitat and make sure that they are compatible with the types of programming and news is we are talking about for some of the open spaces. there were also comments regarding environmental issues, indicating that we need to identify more clearly in the document where there are issues related to contamination that may impact future open spaces. we also need to look at accommodating sea level rise as part of the future planning. ford's discussion about water access, how we need to plan for a future date that is more accessible for swimmers and people that want to actively engage in water access and water
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activities and look for the appropriate places that can accommodate those uses, and then, there is also the desire that we continue to look at how we improve access and circulation, so how can we improve illinois street carve away, and the other streets that are connected the streets together? we are working closely with mta on that. there were also comments about stewardship, how we can work to involve the community better, how we can maybe extend programs, like we have a displaced landing where we have a kayak club that operates in exchange for storing their equipment, and they do maintenance on the park, and a lot of people felt that was a good example of programs that we should try to continue to engage the community and the stewardship of our open spaces. there were a lot of comments about individual part uses and to many to go into, but some of the ones that came up again were the need for habitat, the need for a non-motorized bmx bikes
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where there was a large population of folks that talk about that, and there was a state board contingency that came to the meeting that talk about the need to provide not only within the parks, but as a means of travel up and down the waterfront. these are all things that need to look at and see where they may appropriately fall on the waterfront open spaces. and just to go over some of the next steps, we are now beginning to look at each of the port's open spaces individually, but also in the context of the system as a whole. where do we find the appropriate places for the various types of uses that may be deficient in the system today and where might they be appropriate based on the setting of the park as a single setting, but also how the distribution of uses gets distributed across the entire system. the other thing we're looking at is we brought on a graphic design consultant team to help us i didn't miss it -- develop
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an identity for the blue greenway and also come si with agnage program -- come up with a signage program concept. so you understand you are on a system but also can learn and interpret about the parks. this shows you the variety of signs out there together and shows the need for a little bit more cohesiveness. then, we are also developing a pallet for different types of furnishings that may be appropriate for different settings up and down the waterfront. lastly, as we discussed before, we do have approximately $15 million of the $22 million, but for the blue greenway, we have some other funding sources available for southern waterfront open spaces, but we know all the funding we have in place will not be enough to complete the system, so we need to set priorities, and that is
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the fourth phase of the work program that we will be getting to later this year. that is, again, part of the next step. lastly, there are several projects that we identified early for implementation that we could begin on right away that had community support, and just wanted to give you an update on those other projects. we talked about the planning design guidelines. the mission bay shore line project is completely design, without debate, and we are hoping you will approve the contract to construct that, and that will be approximately a quarter of a mile of shoreline improvements of mission bay. you approve the concept design ,dpw's working on the design work, and we expect that to go to bid in the spring. i talked about the blue railway sign it. we are working with design consultants on that. i have been working with commissioner brandon, and we discussed with the other commissioners and the community
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about the idea of doing a significant piece of public art. i have been working with the art commission on establishing a process -- a community process to select an artist to apply some form of public art on those grain silos, and we're hoping the process can begin in the fall with implementation in the spring. i will be coming to you at the next commission meeting, hopefully, getting a resolution to approve -- to apply for and accept and expend a grant for initial improvements, and what i have here are just some images that we have come up with with various ways to deal with indiana silos and what opportunities might exist, ranging from murals to lighting to application of materials on to silos, and lastly, a project that was recently completed in pittsburgh on the bethlehem steel facility there.
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with that, i'm available for any questions. >> just a comment -- progress is amazing, and we really appreciate your leadership on all of this. the silo project just sounds really cool. >> obviously a ton of work going on, and more to do. nice way to finish with the imagery there, but congratulations, good work. i do have one comment card from paul nixon. >> good afternoon, commissioners. i am on the blue greenway committee. i have been on the central advisory committee for the
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waterfront since the beginning and represent the voters. i want to say that for rain could not be here today. she is on vacation, and she is very satisfied -- we're all very satisfied, as you are, with the progress that is going on. one of the things i noticed that came out in the meetings was this -- the fact that there is more of an awareness of the fact that one of the things we have to think about is we have a 50 or 100-your perception of the southern waterfront as a place that is industrial, which meant in the past always toxic and other things, so there is pretty much a - idea -- negative idea about the cleanliness of waters
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in the southern waterfront, and that is one of the things you have to look at. using swimming as a good example, we have decided, sort of, to look at where good swimming places are, where water is perhaps too toxic for swimming, which is hardly anywhere. that would lead to the next step, which we are not here, which is getting people from, say, other parts of san francisco, say, downtown other than the waterfront. right now, we think about all the systems from down along the waterfront, and bikes and things moving that way. we have to start putting in bikes from over near the ocean. we want to come to candlestick
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park in the summertime because it is sunny there and body there, and they wanted beach. so those are going along the beach. -- is the sunny there andfoggy there. >> any other public comment? >> yes, as an open space advocate, [inaudible] that is a terrific idea. the only thing i have is just one question -- where is the county line? i'm not sure about the. the other thing is when the gentleman talked about skateboarding, a red flag went up with me because this is a question of pedestrian safety, and we have to be very serious about this when considering that on the waterfront. as far as the art is concerned, i hope that will be a temporary are thing. when we have the latest
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installation, the mayor said that all art would be temporary, so thank you very much. >> any other public comment? >> i also would like to commend the staff on all the amazing work that has been down on the blue greenway and southern waterfront project. the workshop on may 25 was a really good workshop. it was heavily attended. there was a lot of interaction, and everybody was impressed with all the work and all the design and everything that had gone into the planning for these projects, and these silos, i just love them. i cannot wait until we do some type of art or something. that is one of my favorite parts, but thank you again for all the work you have done. >> thank you. okay, next item. >> item 10b, request award a
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contract in an amount not to exceed $81,593, and environmental sciences as its. >> good afternoon, the planning development staff. this project again, as any mention, is regards to pier 27. part of a team that anddpw -- port and dpw project team, but it needs environmental review under ceqa, and staff will need help to analyze the environmental impacts of the proposed project. i voted to do this, on behalf of the court, a r issues andfq -- of the port, issues an rfq, and dpw received responses from
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four qualified teams. in june, the panel composed of two staff members from the port to planning and one from dpw evaluate proposals, it to be the teams, and unanimously rank environmental sciences as its as the highest. accordingly, staff seeks to -- seeks authorization from the port commission to award a contract for environmental review services in the amount not to exceed $851,000 -- $851,543. esa would be the lead consultant of the team. they have worked on a number projects, such as the bryan st. pier project, so they know about cruise terminals, and they also worked on the mills project so they know the site. from our perspective, these people are perfect for this particular project. as part of their team, there are
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sub consultants, which include environ, and they will be looking at air quality impacts, as well as consulting on consent -- the sensitive areas around transportation and traffic analysis. there are other areas of consultants as well. esa has made a commitment to achieve a subparticipation bowl. their work will principal a look at the impact of 27 cruise terminal project, particularly traffic, air quality, water quality, cultural resources, and other issues. this comprehensive analysis will support all entitlement and approval requirements for the project. the ceqa analysis will also look at the cumulative impact from nearby or adjacent projects such
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as the exploratory and project and include a program level analysis for the proposed renovation appear 19 or 23, which has been slated as a candidate for possible revenue bond financing or funding. the process may take as long as 18 months to complete, and before this can commence, the board of supervisors will need to consider fiscal feasibility of the project. that report, as i mentioned last month, had been submitted to the clerk of the board, and the finance subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing on this on september 8. then, it will be considered by the full board later on that mound, later in september, and determine the fiscal feasibility is needed prior to any -- prior to starting the ceqa review process. the process remains to be the critical path on this project's schedule. we hope to start schematics this
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fall. we want to complete schematics by early 2001 and complete design engineering by early 2012 to allow construction and hopefully completion of the entitlements and the ceqa process by early 2012 so that we can start construction and half the terminal operational by early to mid 2014. anyway, to meet the product schedule, staff recommends that the port commission approved the contract award to begin the ceqa review process. that concludes my report. any questions? >> is there any public comment on this item? ok, any questions? >> i say full speed ahead on this. i want to see that go up


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